Emily Blunt was my #1 fancasting choice to play Captain Marvel, so I’m thrilled she’s even talking about it.
Blunt did an interview with ScreenCrush to promote her upcoming fairy tale musical Into The Woods. They asked her about Captain Marvel buzz and Blunt admitted that while she’d heard about it from her brother, she’s hasn’t been in any formal talks with Marvel about the role. Yet?
Does the role appeal to her? Blunt: “I think, it’s always for me, it’s always about — and now, more so — what am I putting out there? What would be interesting for me and what would be interesting for people to see. So, if it’s an awesome part, it doesn’t matter if it’s a Marvel movie or a tiny movie, I’d be up for it.”
They also joked about turning Captain Marvel into a musical.
Read the full interview at ScreenCrush. Captain Marvel will open in 2018.
In related news, Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis) has been cast as the title villain in X-men: Apocalypse.
Entertainment Weekly confirmed the casting news, saying Isaac will “take on the role of Apocalypse, an ancient immortal mutant intent on conquering the world.”
In an interview with EW back in April, director Bryan Singer described Apocalypse: “Apocalypse deals with ancient mutancy. What would humans have thought mutants were? What would mutants think humans were? You’re dealing with gods and things like that. And what if one survived and what if that found its way into our world?”
Isaac is also slated to appear in Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens next year in an unspecified role. There’s awards buzz for his upcoming drama with Jessica Chastain, A Most Violent Year, as well.
X-men: Apocalypse, the sequel to X-men: Days of Future Past, will take place in the ’80s and will arrive in theaters on May 27, 2016. James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Evan Peters, and Jennifer Lawrence will return as Professor Xavier, Magneto, Quicksilver, and Mystique.